Replacing a Missing Tooth
Losing a tooth is distressing and can affect your confidence. However, there are ways to replace missing teeth. It’s usually best to do this as soon as possible because neighbouring teeth can shift due to the new gap – and they will become crooked.
- A dental implant is a permanent option for people who have sufficient bone in their jaw for a titanium post to hold a new crown in place.
- A dental bridge uses the neighbouring teeth to support new artificial teeth in between.
- A partial denture is a low cost and minimally invasive option that works like a retainer to hold artificial teeth in place.
If you have missing teeth and would like to restore your smile, make an appointment with your dentist to discuss the best option for your situation. It’s best to do this as soon as possible if you have lost a tooth – to prevent neighboring teeth from shifting and becoming crooked.